Let's start with last night and Avenue Q. Somehow the thought of watching people talk and sing with a puppet on their arm just shouldn't work - but it did. More than that it was brilliant. Normally, when I watch a musical, there will be someone who is a little weaker than the rest - but each and every performer was brilliant! It was a little racy in parts - but very funny and well worth a watch if you get the chance!
Back to today and, with the sun breaking through and the temperature reaching the heady heights of 7 degrees, I should have sent all day sorting the bedroom and lounge out (they look wonderfully bare at the moment but the rest of the house is cluttered with the stuff that I took out. However I want to replace and sort at the same time (well, that's my excuse at any rate). So, although I did spend about half an hour on the bedroom, I also completed the top of my quilt creation. Being a quilt, the next step will be to layer it up and quilt it - not my favourite part of the process! I am actually not quite sure if I have backing large enough in my "stash" so it may have to be pieced (see - you expected me to go out and buy now didn't you!!) With the fabric out, I cut some pieces to make the "dilly bag" (yes I have no idea what that means either) project that came with Gail Pan's January stitchery and created a kit - there are now far too many for a three day sewing retreat but it's always useful to have something prepared that you can pick up and finish when you are at a loose end!
The dog walk was a lovely affair - it is so much nicer when you are not walking into the icy wind with your head down - and, when I got back, I even managed to prep and trace February's stitchery from Gail Pan. Today was shaping up to be a busy but productive day! My final task was to trim and border the Gail Pan wall hanging so that I "just" need to slip stitch it and then create the Suffolk puffs to sew on. This list of UFO's is diminishing - slowly.
Now, it occurs to me that I haven't mentioned the diet much this week - particularly after the weight gain last week. You may recall that I asked for a food diary to complete and gave the consultant carte blanche to give me grief if I put weight on. Well, I can honestly say that I have been 100% on plan and have written everything down for her to scrutinise. The result with one day to go? My scales say a measley one pound off!! Let's hope that they are wrong / I lose half a stone overnight!!